after defining new group, lost administration privileges and /etc/group has been changed
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 3 03:19:45 UTC 2009
On 03/02/2009 06:03 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> Today I have been experimenting with permissions and groups between two
> systems to make it easier to share files on a USB drive between the two
> I defined a new group using the System -> Administration -> Users and Groups
> facility. I noticed that, unlike my other system, no default group number
> was suggested. So I defined the new group with group id number 1111, which
> I reasons is high enough to not run afould of anything.
> I logged out and back in.
> When I click on System -> Administration -> Users and Groups, I am not
> longer allowed to access the tool. The error message says I do nave
> permission to do so. (I no longer remember the error message, because I
> have altered the permissions and groups resulting in a different message now
> being shown: "The configuration could not be loaded. You are not allowed to
> access the system configuration."
Do you have a backup /etc/groups file? Check your /etc:
$ cd /etc
$ ls gr*
> I had to add an admin group, but that didn't help, even adding my user name
> as a member. I altered the sudoers file.
How did you alter it?
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
> The groups in /etc/group do not have any other users assigned to any groups
> than those I assigned to the new group (1111) I made. Admin is no longer a
> I have attached the new /etc/group file.
> Thank you for any suggestions. I would also appreciate your ideas of whom
> to ask, or which group.
Try the same method as with a lost password:
and then modify as root
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